Check Out The 8th Annual Food and Wine Event!

Featured Author: Contra Costa Living Blog Team

Food and Wine Event

Head out to the Contra Costa College Sports Complex this Sunday, April 26th for the 8th Annual Food and Wine Event! The event is one of the most looked forward to events in the community, and is hosted by the Culinary Arts Management Department of Contra Costa College.

There will be over 50 local restaurants and wineries featured at the event, with fine wines, celebrity chefs, artisan chocolates, and old fashioned food entertainment, including designer cake walk, spirited live auction, and gourmet mystery bags. There will also be a silent auction that will include various unique adventures, beverages, and dining and culinary accessories, including artist designed chef uniforms and chef coats that are signed by chefs participating in the event.

The event helps to fund study abroad scholarships to send promising culinary students on a multiple week educational tour to Asia or Europe, which begins with a concentrated week of training in a culinary academy in the local community. Some of the settings for the study abroad scholarships in years past included a two week educational journey with Italy’s Marco Polo culinary Institute in Parma, and a tour of China with Martin Yan.

All of the additional proceeds that do not go towards the study abroad scholarship will help to support the Culinary Arts Management Department of Contra Costa College. The culinary program at the college helps to support students from diverse backgrounds with an otherwise unreachable and affordable, professional, high quality vocational training to help them prepare for exciting careers in hotels, bakeries, restaurants, resorts, and other related culinary fields.

Tickets for the event are $35 in advance, or $40 at the door and includes a souvenir wine glass.

Contact All About Contra Costa for more information about the Annual Food and Wine Event, and other exciting events in the local community!